Hi guys. First off, let’s get the introductions out the way and then we can move on to the exciting stuff. My name is Gavin and for the past nine years I have been living in Tokyo working for Sony’s Worldwide Studios here in Japan.
Recently, myself and a small but incredibly talented group of game makers have been hard at work on a brand new title for PlayStation 3 called Puppeteer. And now I’m excited to be given this opportunity to talk directly to you guys, the heart of PlayStation, and give you the heads-up on the game first.
Puppeteer all takes place in a magical puppet theatre, owned and run by the slightly eccentric but thoroughly charming Professor Gregorious T. Oswald. His latest production is the weirdly titled “The Perilous Journey of a Boy Named Kutaro”.
On one dark, moonlit night, the star of the show, a young boy named Kutaro, is carried away by the maleficent Moon Bear King to a black castle where the unlucky lad is transformed into a puppet. Kutaro then displeases the terrible tyrant who duly devours the boy’s wooden head and casts away his body. But the headless hero is not alone, for he discovers a very special pair of magic scissors to help him on his harrowing quest to find his head, and his way home.
To show you what I mean, here’s a look at our announcement trailer and the first glimpse of Puppeteer!
Unlike most games where you move through the world, the world of Puppeteer actually moves around you, with all the action taking place on the same stage. The sets are continually moving and changing, taking you on an adventure with surprises in every scene. It’s packed full of weird and wild situations that we think you’re going to love.
I’m a big fan of old school platform gaming, which we feature in abundance here, but we’ve added a twist – Kutaro’s scissors allow him to cut his way through this dynamic world. This core game mechanic really adds to the experience and it’s a lot of fun slicing your way through the adventure or taking out one of the numerous bosses with a few deft cuts.
Well, that’s all I can share for now, but I’ll be back to keep you updated on what’s happening with Puppeteer in the near future. For now, I’ll leave you with a few words from the Professor himself…
“Prepare for an astonishing adventure full of mystery, danger and artistry meant to astound the eye and capture the human soul.”